The United Arab Emirates on Friday said that it is lifting restrictions from September 12 on entry for residents who have been fully vaccinated against covid19 with a shot approved by the World Health Organization .

According national emergency and crisis management authority  said ,that which  residents from India can fly into the UAE from September 12.It has also allowed residents from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria and Afghanistan  as well to fly into the UAE from September 12.

Those who are fully vaccinated with any WHO approved vaccines and who have been staying in one of the countries in the suspended list for mare than 6 months since suspension decision was issued for each country can come to the country under  a new entry permit and rectify their status after entry”said the NCEMA on Friday.

The nation which is a regional business and tourism hub is relying on Expo 2020 World Fair to give its economy a boost.Dubai is due to open the Expo 2020 World Fair on October 1, for which it has been preparing for almost a decade, after a year-long delay due to the pandemic.

The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority on Twitter however said that approval needs to be sought from the government and various PCR tests will be conducted before entering the country and 8 day of arrival complying with all precaution measure in place .

 Children under 16 years old are exempt from these procedures . The organisers said they expected that the remaining flight restrictions imposed by the government will be lifted in time for Expo 2020.

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